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    Proper command for DISM to clean it up?

    Ive got 13 gigs in my winsxs folder ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jagworld View Post
    Ive got 13 gigs in my winsxs folder ?
    You can run Disk Cleanup as an admininstrator to clean up the Winsxs folder.

    Go Start - type disk cleanup - right click on Disk Cleanup and select Run as administrator.

    While you can select other bits for it to delete, the default checked boxes are sufficient.

    I run this after each month's Windows Updates in Win 7 HP.

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    CCleaner does what I thought was a good job (and it is good at what ever files it uses) but there's still 13 gigs in this folder.

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    The files are not classified as temporary so CC won't touch them. You need Windows to do that clean up work.

    cheers, Paul

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    How to reduce the size of your Winsxs folder:
    http://www.howtogeek.com/174705/how-...indows-7-or-8/

    Jerry

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    Thanks - thats what I was looking for but;

    Quote Originally Posted by jwitalka View Post
    How to reduce the size of your Winsxs folder:
    http://www.howtogeek.com/174705/how-...indows-7-or-8/

    Jerry
    I ran the tool but the folder still has 10 gigs in it. It did reduce it from 13 to 10 gigs however.

    Any comments ?
    Last edited by Jagworld; 2015-03-07 at 08:17.

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    I ran this from a admin cmd on win7:
    DISM.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /SPSuperseded

    Should I try a different command to cleanup this winsxs folder?
    Last edited by Jagworld; 2015-03-07 at 08:18.

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    You need to run Disk Cleanup as an admin by right clicking on Disk Cleanup and selecting Run as administrator as previously advised - otherwise it won't remove obsolete Windows Updates.

    I'm not sure you should have run the /SPSuperseded command. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/.../dn251565.aspx

    As Win 7's SP1 is well established as an update, when I ran Disk Cleanup as an admin, I deleted the SP1 back up which freed up a few more GB.

    I guess if I need it back, it will be a factory reset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jagworld View Post
    I ran the tool but the folder still has 10 gigs in it. It did reduce it from 13 to 10 gigs however.

    Any comments ?
    From working on my own systems, and customers' systems, <>10GB for the Winsxs folder is about normal. Suggest you don't try harder re Winsxs.
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